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Hanukkah Beer Latkes with Pacific Rain Pale Ale

Dec 14, 2017
Hanukkah Beer Latkes with Pacific Rain Pale Ale

  I don't cook latkes often but when I do, it ends up being a crowd pleaser. What the heck are latkes?! Latkes are potato pancakes and are traditionally made for Hanukkah. This dish is best as an appetizer or a side dish. Then again, use your leftover latkes (as if there would be…

In The Lab: Caring for Spacefaring Yeast

Nov 21, 2017
In The Lab: Caring for Spacefaring Yeast

When Ground Control launches each year, the geekiness level at our brewery certainly reaches a new extreme. Brewed with yeast that traveled to space and back (77.3 miles above Earth to be exact!) we’ve enjoyed sharing this beer with space and beer nerds alike—including the one-and-only Neil…

Why We Taste: Inside the World of Sensory

Nov 16, 2017
Why We Taste: Inside the World of Sensory

  While it’s hard to deny that sampling beer as part of a job isn’t great, there’s actually a lot to designing and activating a sensory program that relies on trained tasters to help keep our beers in-check. Each week, we run a series of sensory panels (blind tastings) to gain deeper understandings when it comes to our beers. I sat down with…

Extra Life: Play Games, Heal Kids

Nov 03, 2017
Extra Life: Play Games, Heal Kids

  Not only are we beer nerds, but we're also pretty darn nerdy when it comes to games. So when the opportunity presents itself to game for 24-hours straight AND raise money for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, we raise our beers (and controllers!) and get to work. 

Pair This Beer With 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs

Nov 02, 2017
Pair This Beer With 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs

  As all three Cascadia teams fight in the Major League Soccer Cup playoffs, I am reminded how great the Northwest is with skilled, entertaining soccer teams and great local breweries. Together, a game of soccer and some fresh beer can make for a wonderful afternoon. Helles Belles is a Munich Helles Lager that is the perfect…

Get Nerdy With It: A Look at Fresh Hop Beers

Oct 04, 2017
Get Nerdy With It: A Look at Fresh Hop Beers

  For ­­­hop heads the world over, the end of summer signals the beginning of something great: fresh hop season. Hop plants, Humulus lupulus, reach maturity and are ready to harvest in the middle of August to the middle of September depending on the variety. It’s around that time we see an explosion of fresh hop beers on-tap. Why should I seek out fresh hop beers? …

Ninkasi Heads to GABF & Hosts Denver Events

Sep 19, 2017
Ninkasi Heads to GABF & Hosts Denver Events

Photo © Brewers Association The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s…

Hop Harvest at Goschie Farms

Sep 06, 2017
Hop Harvest at Goschie Farms

  Late summer in the Pacific Northwest can only mean one thing to beer lovers: fresh hops.  Each year, hop farms throughout the region begin the annual hop harvest, plucking whole-coned hops straight from the hop bine. For those of us located close to some of the best hop farms in the nation, it gives us the opportunity to capture the freshest hops of the year. We are able to transport hops…

Ninkasi Studios + Supersonic Lips

Aug 29, 2017
Ninkasi Studios + Supersonic Lips

We love music here at Ninkasi (surprise!). It's a big reason why you'll find a recording studio right inside our brewery offices.  Last summer, we led a search to find the best Dallas band. We teamed up with distributor Andrews Distributing, Spune Productions, and…

Ninkasi Donates $50,000 to McKenzie River Trust

Aug 14, 2017
Ninkasi Donates $50,000 to McKenzie River Trust

  Last Friday, we hosted a Kegs for McKenzie Celebration where we honored McKenzie River Trust with a $50,000 donation!  Why? That's easy. We love clean water (and our community!).  Kicking off in April, we launched our Kegs for McKenzie program. Through this campaign,…